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Serbian War Crimes Suspect's Wife To Run For President

Serb ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj
Serbian ultranationalists say the wife of war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj will run for president in an election in May.

The Serbian Radical Party said Seselj, who is the leader of the party, ordered from his detention unit at the UN war crimes tribunal in the Hague that Jadranka Seselj be the party's candidate.

She has never before engaged in politics.

Vojislav Seselj has been charged with involvement in atrocities against non-Serbs during the wars in Croatia and Bosnia in the 1990s.

The leading contenders in the May 6 vote are pro-Western Boris Tadic, who formally resigned as Serbia's president this week to clear the way for the election, and Tomislav Nikolic, the leader of the Serbian Progressive party and a former Seselj ally.

Based on reporting by AP and B92